DID YOU KNOW?
58% of all food produced in Canada is wasted.
86% of surplus edible food isn’t donated or redistributed.
Only one quarter of food-insecure households use food banks.
The average Canadian household wastes over $1,700 of food each year.
Canada’s food waste generates 56.5 million tons of Green House Gas emissions.
Processing and manufacturing are the largest producers of avoidable food waste accounting for 43%.
Rotting food creates and releases methane gas which is 25x more damaging to the environment than CO2.